Departments & Divisions
Jason W. Kempenich, M.D., FACS
General Surgery Residency Program Director
Dr. Kempenich completed a bachelor’s degree in Biology from Bethel College in St. Paul, MN and obtained his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin. He completed his surgical residency training here at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Following the completion of his training he served in the United States Air Force and during this time, he completed a Surgical Education Research Fellowship with the Association for Surgical Education. Upon completion of his active duty service commitment, he joined the faculty in 2016. His clinical interests include the surgical management of obesity, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hernia, and gastrointestinal disease. In addition to serving as an Associate Program Director for the UTHSCSA Surgery Residency, he also has a significant interest in surgical education research.
- 2007 - MD - Medicine - Medical College Of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
- 2002 - BS - Biology - Bethel College, St Paul, MN
- 2015 - Fellowship - Surgical Education Research Fellowship, Association for Surgical Education
- 2012 - General Surgery - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
- 7/2016-Present - Assistant Professor/Clinical - UT Health San Antonio, Department of Surgery, San Antonio, TX
- 7/2016-Present - Associate Residency Program Director - UT Health San Antonio, Department of Surgery, San Antonio, TX
Instruction & Training
- Individual Instruction, Surgical Education Research Fellowship, Association for Surgical Education
- Individual Instruction, Surgical Education Research Fellow, UT Health San Antonio
- Individual Instruction, Resident Education Research Fellow, UT Health San Antonio
- Individual Instruction, Surgical Education Research Fellowship, UT Health San Antonio
Dao HE, Kempenich J, Logue AJ, Marcano J, Sirinek KR. Postoperative Mortality in Patients with Colonic Volvulus is adversely Affected by Associated Comorbidities 2017 Apr. (Presented at Southwestern Surgical Congress).
Dao HE, Kempenich J, Logue AJ, Marcano J, Miller P, Sirinek KR. Surgical Management of Acute Diverticulitis; Resection and end Stoma Still Reigns Supreme 2017 Feb. (Presented at North & South Texas ACS).
Sirinek KR, Dao HE, Kempenich J, Logue AJ, Marcano J, Miller P. Additional Factors Found at Open Cholecystectomy and on Pathologic Examination Contribute to the Need for Converting to Open Cholecystectomy 2017 Feb. (Presented at South Texas ACS).
Kempenich JW, Willis P, Dao HE, Schenarts PJ. The Cost of Unfunded Mandates 2001 Feb.
Dao HE, Kempenich JW, Marcano J, Alarhayem A, Kermani R, Sirinek KR. Rectal Foreign Bodies; Patient Characteristics and Clinical Outcomes
Dao HE, Kempenich JW, Marcano J, Alarhayem A, Kermani R, Sirinek KR. Rectal Foregin Bodies; Patient Characteristics and Clinical Outcomes
Sirinek KR, Dao HE, Kempenich JW, Schwesinger WH. Unanticipated Ancillary Procedures Add to Technical Challenge in Patients Converted From Laparoscopic to Open CHolecystectomy
Kempenich JW, Willis P, Al Fayyadh MJ, Dao HE, Cardenas T, Hopper WA, Giovannetti CA, Reed CC, Dent DL. Video-Based Patient Education Improves Patient Attitudes Towards Resident Participation in Outpatient Surgical Care
Willis P, Kempenich JW, Al Fayyadh MJ, Eastridge BJ, Dent DL. Using a Regional Conference to Collaborate on Educational Quality Improvement
Kempenich JW. Robot inguinal hernia repair - resident learning curve
Wampler, MD, Sippel, MD, Pedracini, A, Willis P, Dent DL, Kempenich JW. Surgery Resident Case Volume in a One Week Global Surgery Experience
Ebeling, P, Beale, K, Van Sickle KR, Al Fayyadh, MD, Willis P, Marcano, J, Kempenich JW. Resident Training Experience with Robotic Assisted Transabdominal Preperitoneal Inguinal Hernia Repairs
Payne D, Dent DL, Al Fayyadh M, Kempenich JW, Willis P, Stewart RM, Potts J. Surgery Program Directors Turnover Correlates with Residency Graduate Failure on American Board of Surgery Examinations in Civilian Residency Programs
Beale K, Dao Campi HE, Kempenich JW. Surgical Inpatients' Attitudes Towards Resent Participation: All About Expectations.
Kempenich JW. Post-graduate Assessment of General Surgery ACGME Milestones: A Multi-Institutional Pilot Quality Improvement Project
Kempenich JW, Ebeling PE. Gallbladder Hyperkinetic Dyskinesia
Peterson RM, Kempenich JW. Management of Marginal Ulcers In: ASMBS Textbook of Bariatric Surgery, 2nd Ed. In Press
Ebeling PA, Dent DL, Kempenich JW. The Millennials Have Arrived: What the Surgeon Educator Needs to Know to Teach Millennials. in press Surgery 2019
Ebeling PA, Fun T, Beale K, Cromer R, Kempenich JW. Primary Desmoid Tumor of the Small Bowel: Case Report and Literature Review Cureus Cureus 2019;11(6):E4915
Kempenich JW, Willis P, Dao Campi HE, Schenarts, PJ. The Cost of Compliance: The Financial Burden of fulfilling Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and American Board of Surgery Requirements Journal Surgical Education 2018 Nov;75(6):e47-e53.
Kempenich JW, Willis P, Fayyadh, MA, Dao Campi HE, Cardenas, T, Hopper, WA, Giovannetti, CA, Reed, CC, Dent DL. Video-Based Patient Education Improves Patient Attitudes toward Resident Participation in Outpatient Surgical Care Journal of Surgical Education 2018 Nov;75(6):e61-e67.
Kempenich JW, Sirinek KR. Acid Peptic Disease Surg Clin North Am 2018 Oct;98(5):933-944.
Dent DL, Al Fayyadh, MJ, Rawlings, JA, Hassan, RA, Kempenich JW, Willis P, Stewart RM. Failure on the American Board of Surgery Examinations of General Surgery Residency Graduates Correlates Positively with States' Malpractice Risk Am Surg 2018 Mar;84(3):398-402.